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Badger Bioneers explores Big 'S' Sustainability, uncovering connections between our economy, our community, and our environment. Members across the community come together for a fulfilling day of inspiration, learning, and networking. This one-of-a-kind conference will challenge you, inspire you, and prepare you with new ideas, partners, and skills to build a sustainable future together.


Schedule of Events*

Thursday, November 10 \ Union South Varsity Hall, UW-Madison


8:00 AM \ Registration Open - coffee, light refreshments

8:30 AM \ Opening Remarks: Sustain Dane and the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability

9:00 AM \ National Bioneers Keynote Video: Bren Smith, GreenWave & Thimble Island Ocean Farm

9:45 AM \ Local Spotlight: Badger Bioneers Interview with Karen Menéndez Coller by Amy Gannon

10:05 \ Activity: Discovering Intersections

10:50 AM \ Using Data to Advance Big 'S' Sustainability, featuring Sustain Dane & Andrea Larson from City of Minneapolis

11:45 AM \ Local Spotlight: Badger Bioneers Interview with Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco by Karen Lincoln Michel

12:05 PM \ Activity: Spot Swap Challenge

12:15 PM \ Lunch

1:15 PM \ Sustain Dane Spotlight: Illuminating Connections & Intersections

1:30 PM \ Local Spotlight: Badger Bioneers Interview with Anne Reynolds by Robert Chappell

1:50 PM \ National Bioneers Keynote Video: Vien Truong, Green for All

2:35 PM \ Activity: Building Our Boat

3:20 PM \ Seeing Our Connection, featuring Rev. Everett Mitchell

3:50 PM \ Local Spotlight: Badger Bioneers Interview with Raj Shukla by Jonathan Zarov

4:10 PM \ Local Spotlight: Badger Bioneers Awards Presentation

4:25 PM \ Activity: Bringing it Home

4:50 PM \ Closing Remarks

5:00 PM \ Networking Reception with refreshments


*Schedule subject to change